Hornsby Rallye – 2018

web_201807_Hornsby_20180714-034229  June 2, 2018

Karen and Dave Paul planned and sponsored the perfect summer classic event: Perfect weather, an excellent rallye route through Upper Bucks County, and a fine picnic at their home in Flemington, New Jersey.

A road rallye for drivers and driver cars only, six MGs and one TR6 accepted the challenge of wheeling from Ottsville, Pennsylvania, through beautiful Bucks County, crossing the Delaware River at Frenchtown, New Jersey and winding their way through Hunterdon County, New Jersey to Flemington.

The driving was a short, joyous challenge, for sure, and adding to the fun was a contest of answering 30 questions along the way, which served as the main scoring criteria for the event with time and mileage being used in the event of a tie. Of course there was a tie to be broken in order to determine the winners.

The finale for the day was a picnic at the Paul’s, which included cooling off visits to Dave Paul’s “Garage-Mahal” where plenty of good food and drink were consumed.

The drivers and navigators taking part in this year’s annual Hornsby Rallye were:
Graham and Susie Gill MGTD, Garth and Susan Gill MG 1100, Tom and Jamiee Rippert MGTD, Dick and Sandy Suffredini MGTD, Dave and Erin Alderfer MGB, Adam and Eva Ilnicki MGTD, non-member Bob Ruby TR6, and Dave and Karen Paul MGA.

Pewter was awarded to the following:

• Third place: Dave and Erin Alderfer
• Second place: Graham and Susie Gill
• First place and winner of The Hornsby Cup: Tom and Jaimee Rippert

— Dave and Karen Paul

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Memorial Day Party – 2018

web_201806_Mem Day Picnic_20180602-174823  June 2, 2018

The day of Ilnicki’s Memorial Day Party had a forecast for heavy downpours starting at 3:00 p.m.  Adam, Eva and their son Rob spent the entire morning preparing for these predicted downpours by erecting canopies and tarps in hopes to keep everyone dry. People started to arrive around 3:00 with coolers and food in hand. Six MG’s, including Adam’s, adorned the Ilnicki front yard.

Adam had a fire going in the back yard with a pot of spicy jambalaya cooking over the flames. It was time to eat. Adam and Eva made their famous Polish kielbasa and pierogies, and everyone else brought delicious salads and desserts.

The afternoon progressed into evening without a drop of rain. Was it another bad weather forecast or did the tarps and canopies keep us dry. Guess we’ll never know. Everyone enjoyed the day with DVC friends while listening to Adam’s music.

Those in attendance were:

  • Wolfgang and Gudie Fischer – 2005 Volvo
  • Tom and Jaimee Rippert – 1976 MGB
  • Paul and Evonna Phillips – 1973 MGB GT
  • Louise Story – 2009 Infiniti
  • Dick and Sandy Suffredini – 2016 Subaru
  • Curtis and Sally Yocum – 1974 MGB
  • Garth and Susan Gill – 2016 Subaru
  • Rob Ilnicki – 1977 Firebird
  • Dave and Erin Alderfer – 1973 MGB
  • Warren and Nancy Doerner – 1977 MGB
  • Graham and Susie Gill – 2006 Saab
  • Jeff and Robin Rose – 2017 Mini Cooper
  • Adam and Eva Ilnicki – 1952 MGTD

Also attending the party were “Buddy” Fischer (Golden Retriever), and “Aza” and “Saba” Ilnicki (the Doberman sisters).

— Jamie Rippert

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Wildwood Weekend – 2018

web_201805_Wildwood_20180519-231447  May 19-20, 2018

DVC classic cars sloshed their way to Wildwood on Friday, May 18 to participate in the annual Wildwood weekend. Tops were up, windows closed, and curtains tight as eleven hearty drivers jockeyed for the half-dozen or so parking spaces under roof at the Mar-Lane motel.

It’s worth noting here that a certain former DVC chairman and his wife, whose first name begins with “J”, arrived one day early just to stake his claim to one such dry spot. Experience counts.

Knowing that DVC’ers are never daunted by less than perfect conditions, event sponsors Gudie and Wolfgang Fischer pressed on with their plans, which due to the weather included more elbow bending and eating than shifting gears.

It rained dogs, birds and fish as 20+ club members trudged to the Dog Tooth, the Mud Hen and the fishing Wharf for excellent food, drink and laughs. Chairman Patty Cawthorne especially enjoyed the Mud Hen, but couldn’t remember why.

Nights were party time. Jokes were played and told, and music filled the room. It is worth mentioning here that one excited DVCer passed out from excitement after swooning over an Eric Clampton love song. It was a curt ending of the party for him.

One night never ended for the Ripperts, as they were entertained by groans coming from the next room until wee hours of the morning, but denied joining in.

Sunday morning measured up to its name and after breakfast an A, a B and two TDs found a warm and sunny window in the sky to caravan to Two Mile Island and the Crab House on the bay before heading home.

It was a weekend of friendship among members brought together by a common love for a small British car named MG.



  • Mike and Karen Kearns
  • Pat and Patty Cawthorne, MGA
  • Tom and Jaimee Rippert, MGB
  • Dick and Sandy Suffredini, MGTD
  • Larry and Connie Cordeiro
  • Adam and Eva Ilnicki, MGTD
  • Tom and Barbara Post
  • Curtis and Sally Yocum
  • Ben and Cindi Nolan
  • Wolfgang and Gudie Fischer, event chairs
  • Paul Holl, MGTD

— The Editor

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Tech Session – 2018

web_201804_Tech-Session_20180421-000451  April 21, 2018

Hang in there as we get the story together. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the event.

— The Editor

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Anniversary Party – 2018

web_201803_Anniv_Party_20180310-160747  March 10, 2018

Hang in there as we get the story together. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the event.

— The Editor

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